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Welcome to DRDesigns

Unique, handcrafted jewelry to enhance your individual sense of style.

I'm Darlene Richter, designer/craftman of DRDesigns. I combine an art and design background with metalsmithing skills to create handmade contemporary art jewelry.


As a studio jeweler, I follow in the tradition of the Arts & Crafts Movement, with emphasis on creativity, artistic design and workmanship in the pieces I make. 


Using classic techniques and simple tools --- torch, hammer, pliers and saw --- I transform metal and stone into refined, elegant pieces of wearable art jewelry (or jewelry art?). Each piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and made by me in my Minneapolis studio.


I value the art of craftsmanship:  of building emotion, meaning and beauty into a piece to make it heart-felt and timeless.


And I love sharing my work with others who appreciate creative design, and want distinctive jewelry for personal expression.


Enjoy the website, and thank you for your interest in my work.


You can find more of my work at:

+  Scarborough Fair, a lovely shop nestled in the historic district of St Paul's West 7th neighborhood. Stop in to           see clothing, accessories and gifts from talented artisans and designers. 2238 Carter Ave, St Paul, 55108,   651/224-4182;

 +  I have created an ETSY STORE for my excess and end-of-season jewelry ---  50% - 70% off original prices! Have you had your eye on something? It might be there! Go to and search drjewelrydesigns

and at:



Whether for yourself or as a gift for someone special, finding that one-of-a-kind treasure is always a joy. So shop these sites for the latest from emerging designers.


10% of all sales go to area non-profit organizations providing direct services to families and children.


Contact Darlene Richter at 612/226-9428 or


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